Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Knowing where you came from

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring  studies how gene expression is regulated by the addition and removal of DNA methylation from the genome. In this image of an Arabidopsis thaliana flower, the veins of the sepals, filaments of the anthers, and base of the stigma are highlighted by a marked enzyme that is essential to this type of gene regulation. 

Image by Deborah Pohlmann/Whitehead Institute

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Podcast

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May 17, 2018

AudioHelicase podcast: Iain Cheeseman discusses cell division and what can happen when it goes wrong

In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.


BLOG

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To open science, destigmatize critique

June 22, 2018

Whitehead Visiting Scholar Jessica Polka's guest blog discusses sharing interim research products and destigmatizing critique.

In the News

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July 11, 2018

Sharpening the edges of cancer chemotherapy

Whitehead team deploys CRISPR tools to better understand and uncover ways of improving methotrexate, a popular chemotherapy drug.



Whitehead Member Ankur Jain

June 19, 2018

Stem-cell-derived Zika model suggests mechanisms underlying microcephaly

Infected microglia cells can ferry Zika virus to developing brain

FEATURED

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June 7, 2018

Network of diverse noncoding RNAs acts in the brain

First known network consisting of three types of regulatory RNAs is identified


Whitehead Member Ankur Jain

June 5, 2018

Ankur Jain Joins Whitehead Institute

Jain will investigate the biology of RNA aggregation


In memoriam

Carol Tobin and Arthur Brill

JUly 2, 2018

In memoriam: ARthur Brill

Whitehead Institute would not be what it is today had it not been for Arthur Brill’s early and long-term involvement with the Institute.

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